31 December '08 - Issue #001

Merry Xmas / Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of the Monthly Dirt Ezine!

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  • All the updates and changes including new pages - in a nutshell.
  • A summary of what's been happening this month in the world of dirt bike news.
  • A 'funny' to try make you laugh.
  • And a vid of Robbie Renner performing a launch into orbit!

I trust and hope you are all enjoying a great Xmas break where ever you are. I'm currently nestled in the French Alps somewhere a long way away from any dirt bike action, but my new, daily MX news page keeps me, and a few hundred others updated with all the good stuff happening around the world... I hope you've been visiting it regularly to keep informed and entertained too. There's a ton of quality new pics of all the pro's doing their thing so don't miss out! www.dirt-bike-tips-and-pics.com/motocross-news.html

First of all... A guy is tearing through a tight single-track on his YZ250 and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the trail. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of his bike. The rider, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, shuts off his bike and walks over to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is dead. The rider feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blonde woman riding a CR125 sees the man crying on the side of the trail and pulls over. She turns off her bike and asks the man what's wrong. "I feel terrible," he explains. "I accidentally hit this rabbit and killed it." The blonde says, "Don't worry." She opens her bum-bag and pulls out a spray can. She walks over to the limp, dead rabbit, bends down, and sprays the contents onto the rabbit. The rabbit jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road. Ten feet away the rabbit stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again, until he hops out of sight. The man is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands, "What is in that can? What did you spray on that rabbit?" The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label... It says, "Hair Spray - Restores life to dead hair, adds permanent wave."

Now that you're in tears laughing, or you want to slap me... here's what's happened to dirt-bike-tips-and-pics over the last few weeks...

  • I've added a new hill climbing vid and a section of Race To Dakar to www.dirt-bike-tips-and-pics.com/dirt-bike-videos
  • I've added a bunch of new tracks, clubs and parks to the world-wide directory - If you're looking for a place to ride check it out! World Wide Directory
  • The latest pages to have been added are...
    Dirt Bike Tires - Information on different treads and their purpose. Different types of tires and when to replace them.

    Dirt Bike Rims - Again, info on rims. Different brands, how to look after them, and where to get a good price on 'em.

    The Future of Two Strokes - A unique page updated every few weeks by Tim Hickox - an engine enthusiast & specialist. If you want to know where the future is heading with you and your dirt bike... read this page!

    Husqvarna History and The 2009 Range - Another European edition to the different brands and models of dirt bikes available for your pleasure.

    The Latest Dirt Bike News - This page is awesome! - If I must say so myself. Forget a monthly magazine. MX, Enduro, Motard and everything in-between-news from around the world is updated daily. There's a lot of interesting stuff going on out there, so check back often to keep yourself in the loop.

For your entertainment, check this out! Robbie Renner is super-human in my eyes...

Here's a few quick highlights of what's been happening on my news page...
  • KTM have launched a new ATV contingency and rider support program. $529'000 in KTM cash is up for grabs to people who own 2008 and 2009 models who are competing in certain races.
  • The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) have announced the 2009 schedule for the AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series.
  • U.S Trade Officials are planning to impose a 100% import duty on more than 100 European goods - including two engine displacement categories of motorcycles, 51cc to 250cc, and 251cc to 500cc. This would include bikes such as Aprilia, Beta, BMW, Bultaco, Fantic, Gas Gas, Husaberg, Husqvarna, KTM, Montesa, Piaggio, Scorpa, TM and Vespa.
  • Chris Birch wins, by a long way, the 'Mother of all Hard Enduro races' on his KTM 300 EXC.
  • AMA outlines the policies for professional rider licensing and series credentialing for the 2009 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship.
  • 2008 Dakar terrorist threat & cancellation. The new plans for Dakar in South America begins in Buenos Aires on Saturday January 3, 2009.

Well, that's it for this month! I hope you enjoyed the very first edition of Monthly Dirt. Take care out there over the silly season and I'll see you in the next edition at the end of Jan '09!

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